Creating a last will and testament is one of the most important and sometimes difficult responsibilities you have as an adult. While facing the idea of your own mortality can be emotionally grueling, having a will allows you to specify who will inherit your property and assets, gain guardianship of your underage children, and carry out the administration of your estate and final wishes when you die. Without a will, these crucial decisions could be made by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Benefits of Hiring an Experienced Attorney to Guide You Through the Estate Planning Process in Virginia
Although writing a will on your own is technically possible in Virginia, laws concerning wills can be quite complicated. Enlisting the help of an experienced estate planning lawyer can have numerous benefits, including:
- Estate planning lawyers have in-depth knowledge of estate law. Having someone on your side who knows the specifics of estate law can be extremely helpful.
- There will be no legal issues. A lawyer can ensure that your will is appropriately written and witnessed, as well as ensure its legality. It’s important that what’s written in your will is legally binding.
- Lawyers can advise you about assets not controlled by the will. Not all assets are controlled by the will; a knowledgeable estate planning lawyer can explain.
- Having your will handled by a professional can give you much-needed peace of mind. Writing a will can be stressful. Working with an estate planning lawyer removes the guesswork and much of the anxiety involved with creating a will.
Creating a legally binding last will and testament can be challenging. However, a skilled estate planning attorney at Quest Law are here to help. Call us today to schedule an appointment for a free consultation.